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. after 168 years, the final edition of britain's news of the world hits newsstands today and bids farewell to its readers. this as the investigation into the paper's expanding phone hacking scandal continues. >>> hollywood royalty. william and kate take the polo ground by day and red carpet by night. all the details of their final star-studded night in america as we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, june 10th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. not bad for a first trip to america. you got some polo, some red carpet, some celebrities, probably some free food, we should all be so lucky. >> probably got one of those great travel discount sites. >> i'm sure that is what it was. >> i hope they got some down time, though. southern california is a great place to just hang. >> they only had a couple days. there were a couple other states they visited. hopefully next time. >>> other news to get to
their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
britain's corridors of power. brooks is answering police questions. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media, rebecca brooks was at its very center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. brooks first came to news international as a secretary at "news of the world." she quickly developed a reputation for her tenacity as a journalist, reportedly once disguising herself as a cleaning lady to scoop a competitor. described as both ruthless and charming, she was soon the youngest editor of the "news of the world," and shortly after "the sun," both named by murdoch's news international. she spearheaded a controversial campaign to, quote, name and shame alleged pedophiles, publishing their names and addresses in the paper. as the editor of "the sun," brooks testified to parliament that her paper had paid police officers for information. and it was under her editorship that the "news of the world" allegedly paid a private investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie doweller, the 13-year-old girl murdere
in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his girlfriend by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they'ves dropped on the prince's voicemail. >> you have to get the story at all costs. you go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely breaking the law. >> reporter: at least symbolically here in britain, it is the queen that prime ministers report to. what this scandal is up pressed for so long is revealing, is that rupert murdoch is the one who's really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed the endorsement of murdoch and his media empire to win election. >> i think it's reasonable for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporatiti has too much power. >> reporter: outside "the news of the world" offices today, some celebrated the paper's downfall with a criminal investigation under way, many more could g
murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, this is a pretty incredible development, inevitable, perhaps given the huge fury about the whole scandal. ruppert and rebecca brooks have been asked to appear before what is a select committee here which is a cross-party committee of members of parliament and can question people about a particular issue. the police involved in the current inquiry and in past inquiries have been questioned by a similar committee this morning. it's a pretty ferocious grilling that they get here
of brilliant business and political success make this week's collapse all the more shocking. britain's normally devisive political power all behind him. >> could there be more on the way? including some close to rupert murdoch himself? bryan todd reports. >> reporter: arrested, questioned for nine hours then released, rebecca brooks could play a key role. she was the fire wall between the public's fury and murdoch's family. now that she's an exmurdoch employee. >> can rebecca brooks bring someone else down. >> it's hard to see brooks having any interest in bringing anyone else down. she will fight very hard to clear her name. >> reporter: sarah smith says that's because brooks still values her ties to the murdochs or may have an eye on a editor job elsewhere. he won't comment on reports that she has several million dollars coming in severance pay. the list of casualties appears to be inching closer to the powerful ruling family. paul stevenson and john yates have resigned over their handling of the scandal. there was eddy colson out as prime minister david cameron spokesman this year, arrested
. >> jon, this. >> the paper hacked voice-mail of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. >> jon: wow!, why would they even -- >> i don't know, jon, perhaps the same reason they also did this. >> staffers with the now-defunct nuptially tried to hack into the phone of 9/11 victims. >> jon: suddenly we're on a game show. pretty [bleep] depressing. >> it's very depressing. >> jon: why would they need the details of victims of 9/11. >> well, neighbor might sell one or two extra papers, jon. but the real cherry on this [bleep] sunday was the case of poor milly dowler, a missing 13-year-old girl that had britain riveted. >> during the period of time when she was missing the news of the world were using a private investigater to listen her voice-mail. >> jon: to help in the search for the -- >> maybe, maybe, jon, but just to be sure, let's check. >> the voice-mail box of milly's phone filled up. the news of the world were hungry for more information for more stories so they intervened and deleted the messages. >> jon: i think i just threw up in my mouth a little
edition of britain's "news of the world" on the stands rupert murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed it after news that they hacked the phone of a teenager who was dead. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern quake. today's 7.1 tremor prompted tsunami add advisories later canceled. there are no reports of injuries or damage. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen in beijing in a four-week visit. china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transparency. without these things the expansion of military power in your region rather than making it more secure and stable, could have the opposite effect. >> this china trip is one of admiral mullen's final acts as joint chiefs chairman. he retires this fall. now to the white house where in just four hours, heated deficit reduction talks could further in
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in germany. deborah roberts is there. >>> the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdodo's protege this time. the woman who just days ago was trying to hold onto her job. where will the dominos end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday tonight, we're one on one with the typist who is still his treasured friend. why that first meeting, what he told her and how he said it, changed her forever. >>> good evening. we begininhis sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final moments of women's world cup soccer in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched.d. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation th
been a public savings announcement. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> britain's "daily mirror" reports that journalists of "news of the world" unsuccessfully try ied to hack into 9/11 victims' phones. >>> cruise ship went down. at least 80 people have been rescued but about 100 more are still missing. >>> the u.s. is withholding $800 million in aid to pakistan. top u.s. officials say it's meant to pressure pakistan to crack down on militants. >>> now there's new evidence of just how strained the relations are between the u.s. and one of its most critical allies in the fight against terror. today, a defiant pakistan is shrugging off the white house decision to withhold $800 million in aid for that country's military. chris lawrence at the pentagon. we should talk about what all the money goes toward. it's sort of understandable when you think this is the country where they found osama bin laden. you wonder why the u.s. is giving so much money to its military. >> that's right. and, really, this is part of the whole fallout from the whole osama bin laden operation
of britain. the newspaper that tapped into the voice mail of the widows of former soldiers and other victims. it's going to close tomorrow. a key aide to the british prime minister is arrested in relation to the investigation. >>> we have the story of one lucky kitten. it was thrown out of a car in the verazano bridge here in new york. a driver who saw the whole thing was able to rescue the little guy. that hero driver is in the studio. so is that little kitten that he saved. wow is he cute? >> you love the outcome. but the horrible thought of someone tossing a cat out the window. we want to begin with the death of betty ford, the former first lady helped sparked some important conversations in this country. died in california on friday, she was 93. in a statement president obama called for a powerful advocate for womens rights. because of ford's leadership, many lives were saved. brian williams looks back on her life. >>> we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford, her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i
: arriving in britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused "the news of the world" of deleting messages from the phone of a murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hounting for her. victims of the 2005 london tear regard attacks were also victims. the decision to respond by shutting the paper down took most by surprise including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this, and as i said to the staff this morning, it's not where we wanted to be and not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. inside there is a four-page apology which states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their
, along with britain to support rebel forces. >>> the uprising in libya is at the center of a local mother's search. her son, a baltimore journalist, disappeared during the first week of the struggle. mary joins us now with more on the story. >> reporter: karen van dyke has travel to the other side of the world and will not give up until she brings her son home. >> overthrowing moammar gadhafi in libya. tear apart a baltimore mother and her son, an independent journalist, at the center of an international mystery. matthew van dyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. this spring, he felt a calling to witness history, when the libyan people were trying to overthrow their government. his mother said he headed fearlessly for the action. >> not only was he witnessing, he was right smack in the middle of it. he is in the middle of someone else's war. >> reporter: the last time sharon van dyke heard matthew's voice was march 12th. he told her he was heading to ben gaza and they talked the next day. >> there was a re
messages of millie dowler, a 13 yeerl girl murdered in britain whose court case and investigation made front page headlines. the allegations didn't come to light until almost a decade later after brooks scaled the public ladder to be chief executive of news international, a position she resigned last week. brooks has denied having any knowledge of phone hacking by her staff. it was brooks who cemented a relationship with prime minister david cameron, inviting him to lunches at her country home with the head of news corporation, rupert murdoch's son, james. there have been several arrests in the phone hacking scandal so far. rebecca brooks is the highest profile yet, and the one closest to rupert murdoch himself. >> brooks admitted to paying police for information. i asked lisa bloom why it wasn't a bigger deal back then. >> i think we got the answer to that today, don. it appears law enforcement was intimately tied up with the corruption scan danld hacking scandal with britain's top cop saying he should have handled things differently. i believe this is the beginning of the uk's waterg
: next cocktail reception at the garden at the house of britain's consul general. the duchgs of cambridge wearing a green silk dress by diane von first tenburg joined h h husband, the prince to talk with celebrities including david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4 you,000 at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chanceo rub elbows with hollywood star, hom tanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you'll hear a lot more ofof >> this is originallll-- >> like gareth edwards first time feature director of "monsters," the british cult hit. he hopes prince william could star in his next suit. >> i'll scan him for measurements. is it treason to say th
an investigation in britain in a scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire. his top deputy followed a resignation. tomorrow murdoch and his son james and british chief executive will all testify before parliament. his newspaper is accused of hack go into the phones of celebrities, politicians and other journalists as well as 13-year-old murder victim. >>> the florida woman acquitted of killing her daughter is out of prison and the plane she may have been in touched down to the bay area but nobody knows whether she was on the plane or where she is right now. >> reporter: where is casey anthony? last seen a hurried exit out of jail, her attorneys aren't revealing anything even when pressed during an interview. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i can't disclose anything like that. >> this plane could solve the miss you industry. three hours after she was released it took off from orlando and happens to be registered to one of anthony's attorneys. whether she was a passenger or the plane was nearly a decoy to confuse the media it landed in arizona 3:00 a.m. one thing is effort is, a
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newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss like a baboon? i'm sure you can think of a few ways, but there is this morning a new study, actual science that says baboons can give us an insight into why being the boss may not be so great. >> it's
is three years behind schedule. >>> britain's prince william and his wife kate are on canada's east coast right now. they received a warm welcome on prince edward island. the latest stop on their north american tour. the reaction was a little bit more mixed as the royals toured quebec city in the french-speaking part of canada. more now on this from the bbc's nicholas witchell. >> reporter: a sunday morning arrival into quebec aboard a royal canadian navy frigate. this being the heart of french-speaking canada, a church service aboard ship with hymns in french. tricky. ♪ >> reporter: the center of the city was under tight control by police. anti-monarchist protesters were being challenged in the main square and being escorted away. if there was any argument, they were arrested. in the end a group of several hundred demonstrators were allocated an area some distance away. william and kate came to the city hall. the welcome from those in the square was unquestionably warm. this, of course, is a place where speaking in french really matters. [ speaking french ]
to the phone-hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdock. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. th
plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book publishing, "avatar," his. 20th century fox. fox news and, yes, fox tv, owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that. >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquarteted in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines here. prince william and his new wife kate. they are on their way back to london tonight after a whirlwind weekend in california. they are now cleaning up the royal red carpet. abc's bob woodruff followed
of the world" britain's biggest sunday paper is closing down after 168 years because of the phone hacking scandal. and this morning we are learning that the prime minister's former press chief will be arrested out of this. andy coleson was the paper's editor during the scandal. at first, only celebrities and politicians were hacked. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that the company believes in. >> news corp. chairman rupert murdoch calls the allegations deplorable and unacceptable and promised full cooperation with the investigation. >>> there's a good chance that next major terrorist attack on the u.s. will not be a bomb. instead the feds are worried about computer viruses. how prepared is the government for a sigher attack? tucker. >>> we've got changes in the weather department, we've got at least the possibility of some pretty good rain around here today. i'll have the debails on that -- details on that and julie wright has a look at your fox 5 on time tra
's expected to last. >>> an end of the world, a massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's most popular tabloids. new reports indicates the phones of some 9/11 victims were targeted. the latest on the growing controversy "early" this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to so
close to home for david cameron who had hired a former editor as his press secretary. >>> britain's most famous newlyweds are on a whirlwind tour of california today. prince william spent the last hour playing poe low in california. he was warned before the match he wasn't a good loser, he seemed ready to try the american version of the game. his new wife catherine joined him at the match. max foster joins us from los angeles with the latest. you don't look like you're ready to play polo? >> reporter: no, i'm ready for the red carpet. it's awesome being in a hot tux in a blazing afternoon in l.a. the polo match just recently finished, and the prince won. he seems to be playing a tough game. the duchess is about to award him with a trophy. everyone's standing by for the kiss. that's what speculators are worrying about in the media crowd. they're going to be promoting young u.k. interests. we're not sure who the a-listers are yet, but it hasn't been denied that j. lo is coming, her husband denied that nicole kidman is coming. >> they've barely been in hollywood for 24 hours, but already th
giving her family false hope that millie was alive. and then britain learned the news of the world may have preyed on military families too. >> he was held by a sniper rifle. >> reporter: tony's son james was killed in action in afghanistan. he now believes james's hot mail was hacked by news of the world. prime minister david cameron kicked off the damage control. >> murder victims, terrorist victims, families who have lost loved ones, sometime defending our country, that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> reporter: the prime minister was feeling vulnerable. he'd hired a former news of the world editor as his communications advisor. by the end of the week, andy colson had been arrested along with two other men. and the police themselves were facing investigation for taking pay-offs. but the real fury focused on rupert murdoch and the power he wields through his stable of influential british papers. teenager millie's family lawyer is mark lewis. >> what we have in this country was a form of murder-
. >> it is kind of strange. >>> still ahead at 11:00, journalists of britain's most popular newspaper just put their last issue to bed. we'll show you the apology. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> the press has stopped in england for the controversial newspaper news of the world. the hacking scandal has plagued the tabloid so much, that rupert murdoch decided to shut it down. >> reporter: after the final edition of the news of the world rolled off the presses, the paper's editor and staff showed off the front page, the headline, thank you & good-bye. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal, shamed celebrities and brought down politicians was brought down by a scandal of its own making, involving allegations of bribery and voice mail hacking. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's former editor, who was once a key aide to david cameron. tonight he's out on bail. >> this is a very sad day for the news of the world. >> we've already apologized. >> the paper's owner, rupert murdoch's holdings include the fox television network and the wall
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